My name is Fernando Bernall. I’m a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Acupuncture, Functional medicine and a student of the Chinese internal arts. I have been practicing martial arts for over 30 years and Chinese medicine, including acupuncture for over 20 years. I am also Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist. I am the creator of the SpiralFlow Method of Joint Mobility™, and of the NeuroTaiCh™ program for the treatment and prevention of movement disorders. My post-graduate studies include Acupuncture in the treatment of substance abuse at Lincoln Mental Hospital at the South Bronx, NY, and Acupuncture & Functional Neurology – The Integration of Chinese Medicine & Clinical Neuroscience, at Carrick Institute in Cape Canaveral, FL. It is my intention of passing on the information that has generously been given to me by my teachers, and to share my own discoveries along the path.
The study of Tai chi, as with any other system, takes time, perseverance, patience, introspection, and quality instruction. The benefits can be felt very soon into the practice. Proper performance of the postures, however, takes time. No one performs the posture with perfect alignment. We are all in the process of refining our expression of the postures. Keep in mind that the therapeutic benefits are derived from daily practice.
Often I hear students say that they didn’t practice out of fear of doing the form/postures wrong. This is a mistake. You are going to perform the postures with less than ideal alignments. This is the natural way all things are learned. Like baby steps, or learning the fundamentals of music, painting, horseback riding, etc.
While I wish for everyone to have a pleasant experience during class time, please remember that the focus of the sessions is to correct postures, to teach the principles that governs the art, and to add new material.
I am here at your service. The main difference between us is that I’ve been on the path a bit longer..
Fernando Bernall, DOM – Saint Augustine, FL